Factors that mediate between child sexual abuse and adult psychological outcome

  title={Factors that mediate between child sexual abuse and adult psychological outcome},
  author={Sarah E. Romans and J. L. Martin and J. C. Anderson and M L O'Shea and Paul Edward Mullen},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  pages={127 - 142}
Synopsis The psychological outcome for a random community sample of women who had experienced significant childhood sexual abuse was assessed, using two outcome measures: (i) psychiatric morbidity (measured with the short PSE); (ii) self-esteem. Sexual abused women with a good outcome, i.e. who were not a PSE ‘case’ or who had high self-esteem were compared with abused women with a poor outcome. This paper describes the post-abuse factors that modified the two outcomes. In general, a range of… 

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  • Psychology
    Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1988
In their comprehensive review of over 35 studies, Browne and Finkelhor conclude that “sexual abuse is a serious mental health problem, consistently associated with very disturbing subsequent problems in some important portion of its victims.